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If these points come as a little surprise to you, you should learn more about Canada, our friendly neighbor to the North.
Students can pursue a minor in Canadian studies at SUNY Plattsburgh. The Canadian studies program will give you a stronger academic focus by experiencing:
Canadian studies students have the opportunity to study in one of the many prestigious universities in Canada. The program has partnerships with McGill University, Concordia University in Montreal, Carleton University in Ottawa, and fifteen other universities in Quebec. Students interested in strengthening their French language skills can avail themselves of the French Immersion program for up to a year at Universite' Laval in Quebec City, Universite' de Montreal, and others throughout Quebec.
The Canadian studies program participates with the Center for the Study of Canada to send two students a year to study at select universities in Canada through the Killam Fellowship program. Kevin Ferguson and Lindsey Jackiel were two of the recepients in 2003-2004. Janine Gautier was our Killam Fellow in 2005-2006. Several other scholarships, some up to full tuition, are available on a semester or annual basis.
Students can acquire international opportunities and experiences in Canada through internships in Canadian and American Consulates, Quebec Delegations, trade and economic development offices, historical associations, and art galleries in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa. Students in Canadian studies are encouraged to work on scholarly projects sponsored by faculty members on an independent study basis. Outstanding academic achievement by students in Canadian content courses is recognized with special certificates and awards.
Graduates of Canadian studies can pursue a variety of careers or enroll in graduate studies because of the multidisciplinary preparation in the program. Students of the Canadian studies program are successful in careers ranging from teaching to international trade, intergovernmental affairs, public relations, economic development, marketing, travel and tourism.
The Canadian studies program is located at the Center for the Study of Canada on the Plattsburgh State campus. The Center for the Study of Canada is dedicated to promoting Canada in the United States, and has been recognized as a National Resource Center by the U.S. Department of Education since 1983. The Center is at the forefront of innovative Canadian focused curriculum, research and program initiatives.
For further information about Canadian studies at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
Dr. Christopher Kirkey
Center for the Study of Canada 202
Phone: (518) 564-2086